Mitch Davies

President, National Research Council of Canada

Mitch Davies returned to the NRC as President for a 5-year term on January 3, 2024, having previously served in the role from December 2020 to October 2021.

Mr. Davies was previously the Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Innovation Fund, at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), a program which provides major investments for innovation and industrial projects to grow Canada's economy for the well-being of Canadians.

Since 2006, Mr. Davies has held a number of senior executive positions at the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, including Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Industry Sector and Senior Assistant Deputy Minister and founding executive of Innovation Canada. Mitch was also the Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Sector and Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Innovation Sector. Mr. Davies has also held executive roles across government, including at the Privy Council Office.

Mr. Davies holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Queen's University and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba.